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Category: Awards & Recognition

Congrats Lois James – YWCA Woman of Achievement Honoree

The YWCA has announced the names of the nine women it will be honoring at its 36th annual Women of Achievement luncheon this fall.

The event has honored more than 230 women since it began. “We definitely want to help bring together individuals in Spokane to honor and acknowledge the amazing contribution of women in our community,” said YWCA Director of Communications Erica Schreiber. “The things they’ve done is just astounding.”

» Continue reading article in the Spokesman

Podcast targets nurses and the environment

She has worked for years to help hospitals and healthcare organizations recycle and become more environmentally aware, and has been nationally recognized for those efforts.

Now Schenk hosts a podcast, “Nurses for Healthy Environments.”

“Nurses are in pivotal positions for this work,” said Schenk, an adjunct faculty member at the Washington State University College of Nursing and leader of nursing research at Providence St. Joseph Health. Sustainability programs require “so many decisions that involve clinical processes, and nurses understand those processes.”

She’s hosted the podcast for about a year, interviewing nurses who are working at the intersection of environment and healthcare. The podcast, which … » More …

Sam and Rosemary Selinger’s gift supports project with Second Harvest

Rosemary and Samuel Selinger moved to Spokane in 1978, and if there’s one thing they’ve learned about their adopted hometown, they say, it’s this: small groups of people can make a difference. 

They learned it through Rosemary’s extensive board and volunteer experience with local nonprofits, and through Samuel’s work introducing Project Access and the Spokane Prescription Assistance Network to Spokane. » More …

Dawn Garzon Maaks

Dawn Garzon Maaks to lead national nurse practitioner association

Mental health is on Dawn Garzon Maaks’ mind as she prepares to become president of the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners on July 1. 

Garzon Maaks, a clinical professor at the Washington State University College of Nursing in Vancouver,  knows that heading the 9,000-member professional association will give her a nationwide podium, and she plans to use it. » More …

Thumbs up for may

Thumbs up for May

“Thank you to all of the staff that helped make convocation and commencement so memorable for the students!”

“Here’s a big thumbs up for all of us for another year well done.”

Congratulations to our student Spring Excellence Award recipients!

The Awards Committee congratulates the College of Nursing faculty, staff, and students for a successful campaign to recognize Outstanding Students across the College for Spring 2018. The number of nominations rose to new heights! Congratulations to all the nominators, nominees, and recipients of these awards.

BSN Clinical Excellence – Kailee Draine
Outstanding BSN Student – Yaamen Aidaas
Outstanding RN-BSN Student – Mathew Freeman
Outstanding MN Student – Annette Jenkins
Outstanding DNP Student – Tod Peterson
Outstanding PhD Student – Leslie Randall

A full report for both fall and spring is included in the 2017-18 annual report for the Awards … » More …

Robbie Paul Receives Award

Robbie Paul Receives Women of Courage Award

Dr. Roberta Paul (Robbie), who retired from the WSU College of Nursing in 2017, has been chosen as a 2018 Women of Courage Honoree.  Dr. Paul was recognized at a celebration in Seattle put on by the University of Washington Women’s Center.

The 2018 honorees were chosen based on their character and actions to create a more equitable and compassionate community through the advancement of women, political and social change and the demonstration to better society beyond personal self.